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Lefkada (Greek: Λευκάδα Lefkáda) is a city and a former municipality on the island of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lefkada, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It is the capital and main town of the island of Lefkada, located in the northern and northeastern part of the island. The city had a 2001 census population of 13,947 inhabitants. The municipal unit has a land area of 60.628 square kilometres (23.409 sq mi) and a population of 16,307. Its next largest towns are Lygiá (pop. 739), Nikiána (681), Apólpaina (507), Frýni (444), Kariótes (442), and Tsoukaládes (431). 1 Subdivisions
2 Climate
3 Culture
3.1 Architecture
3.2 Sports
4 Gallery


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Subdivisions

The municipal unit Lefkada is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Lefkada (Lefkada, Fryni, Kalligoni)
Agios Nikitas
Alexandros (Alexandros, Kollyvata, Nikiana)
Apolpaina
Kalamitsi
Kariotes
Katouna (Katouna, Episkopos, Lygia)
Tsoukalades (Tsoukalades, Kalavros)

Climate

Climate data for Levkas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(57)
16
(60)
16
(61)
19
(66)
24
(75)
28
(82)
31
(87)
31
(88)
27
(81)
23
(73)
18
(64)
15
(59)
21.8
(71.1)
Average low °C (°F) 6
(43)
7
(44)
8
(46)
11
(51)
15
(59)
18
(65)
21
(70)
21
(70)
18
(65)
14
(58)
11
(51)
8
(46)
13.2
(55.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 157
(6.2)
122
(4.8)
91
(3.6)
64
(2.5)
41
(1.6)
20
(0.8)
5
(0.2)
20
(0.8)
46
(1.8)
145
(5.7)
157
(6.2)
213
(8.4)
1,081
(42.6)
Source: Weatherbase [3]


Lefkada , Panoramic View

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Corinthos and Leucas (Lefkada) (a Corinthian colony)

Culture
Architecture
The church Panagia ton Xenon

The buildings of Lefkada city is a characteristic sample of anti-earthquake structure. The houses is built by wooden material, whole logs, stone chip and other more light materials. The city plan is based in the medieval city plan of lefkada. This was developed during Venetial rule.[4] Lefkada has old temples built with local traditional architecture. The more famous are the temple of Agios Spyridon, Agioi Anargyroi and Panagia ton Xenon.
Sports

Lefkada hosts sport clubs in several sports. The most historic is Tilikratis F.C., that was founded in 1925 and recently has played in Gamma Ethniki (third division).
Sport clubs based in Lefkada
Club Founded Sports Achievements
Tilikratis F.C. 1925 Football Earlier presence in Gamma Ethniki
Doxa Lefkadas 1981 Basketball Presence in A2 Ethniki
Niki Lefkadas 2006 Basketball Presence in A1 Ethniki women
Gallery

Cultural Center housing archaeological museum of Lefkada

Lefkada Public Library

Iera Moni Faneromenis [5]

References

De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.
Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
"Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Levkas, Greece". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
"Architecture". lefkada.gr. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni (Greek)

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